When you think of February 14th, you probably see
red and pink, shiny foil, flowers, teddy bears and of course, chocolate! Most of us women enjoy receiving
one or more of the mentioned items, and we also like to give-we have best friends, daughters, mothers, female bosses and others
that come to mind. You may have more than one special friend in mind that you'd like to give a Valentine flower delivery,
but we all know that it can get costly. Fortunately, there are other ways to show those around us that we are thinking
of them, that make them feel just as special as if you had given them a Valentine flower delivery with roses or carnations.
I'd like to share some of these simple ideas with you, but mostly with some tips of keeping this sweet little holiday affordable,
but also leaving others feeling like you put a little thought into your gift to them. So what can we do besides a Valentine
Candy bouquets, more specifically
chocolate! Making your own chocolate bouquet doesn't have to be difficult! More than anything, you just
need a little imagination! I do have a few examples that you can try out(listed below), and I also have a video for a simple bouquet.
All of your
supplies are available in many colors-your choices of candy, paper shred(in the craft section, used for gift baskets), vases,
glass dishes, decorative boxes,silk flowers and ribbon-so you can customize your candy bouquet to the colors you like,
or more importantly, to the colors of your gift recipient. Making your gift the favorite color of your recipient will
make the gift special, just as when you would have a Valentine flower delivery sent to them with their favorite flowers and
colors. Friends also realize that you had to put some time into making the gift, and to me, homemade with precious time
equals a little extra love!
You can spend a small amount of money
on a bouquet, or a large amount, depending on who you are giving the gift to and what amount of money you would like to put
into it. Once you get an idea of how to make a candy bouquet, and what basic supplies you need, you can determine the
overall cost of the arrangement by the container you use, the silk flowers and ribbons you add, and the selection of chocolates
and the amount of chocolates you are going to include in each bouquet.
with my other pages that show chocolate bouquet ideas(and more are coming!), here are a few other ideas for you!
Do you work in an office and want to wish everyone a lovely Valentine's Day? Instead
of making several mini chocolate bouquets, make one or two large arrangements using a larger amount of candy, and set them
out to show off their beauty. Then set one on the breakroom table at lunch, and save the other one for when the first
one has been eaten. Add a card or note to the bouquet wishing everyone a special day, so that everyone knows
that you had all of them in mind! This is just a special as a Valentine flower delivery, with the added bonus of
getting to help eat the bouquet!
Do you just have a few
small arrangements you would like to make for acquaintances? A small glass bowl(found in the craft section of stores)
filled with truffles, and a few added candy flowers made with wire can be pushed down in the middle of the truffles
instead of using floral foam. Very simple, quick and easy to make, and very affordable.
A Valentine flower delivery can be very special, so don't opt out if you have your heart set on one
for a very dear friend, but keep in mind that if you would like to give others a gift as well, but are on a budget, that chocolate
bouquets are the way to go! Large or small, fancy or simple, these are a sweet little treat that everyone will be sure
***You may have a diabetic friend or co-worker that may
not be able to enjoy the regular candies in a bouquet. You may also have friends who are dieting. There are sugar
free, individually wrapped chocolate candies available by Russell Stover. You could include these special candies on
your larger bouquet-your diabetic and dieting friends are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness!***